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FTC Drops Google Street View Inquiry

10/28/2010, Google has been in some hot water after it collected some sensitive data while working on its Street View service. There is some good news for the search giant, though, as the Federal Trade Commission has dropped the investigation into the matter in the...

Nokia Developing 3D Rival To Google Street View

09/16/2010, Nokia and its mapping division Navteq are busy developing a rival to Google’s Street View, a service that will apparently offer full 3D computer models of villages, towns and cities. According to them, while Google’s Street View provides...

Software erases pedestrians from Google Street View

08/11/2010, Google Street View is now under scrutiny in Germany, as it doesn’t really go down well with privacy advocates. After all, does the average person on the street have a reasonable limit of expectation to not end up on the Internet within a photo? For...

Google Sued Over Google Street View Data Sniffing

05/19/2010, Last week, Google has admitted that Google Street View cars have been sniffing data from WIFI networks (official announcement). The goal was probably to get a map of MAC addresses (device IDs) in relation to their geo-location. However, it looks like...

Google Street View Team Accidentally Catches Wi-Fi Data

05/15/2010, While many people love the free services that Google offers to the public, there are many folks out there who are concerned about the amount of personal data that Google manages to accumulate. A recent incident has surfaced; possibly highlighting that...

Google Street View snowmobile

02/09/2010, Google will be bringing you the Street View feature all the way from Whistler Mountain, which comprises of “a range of rugged mountains, trails of snow, fir trees and placid lakes below.” Doesn’t it just boggle the mind as to...

Is Google Store View The Next Big Thing?

02/05/2010, Is Google Street View expanding? Reports have come in that a New York retailer named Oh Nuts, allowed people from Google to come into the store and take pictures of inside the store, every 6 feet, and in all directions. Pictures of the products on display...